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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Jun 19, 2009 1:11am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

No I dont know if it is on DVD. I would love to get them myself. I really enjoyed the ones I have seen here. I hadnt even heard of these before.

Mike D.

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Jun 26, 2009 4:58pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

Worth reposting, I think: I was thrilled by what I saw posted - and isn't a drag how people OWN things? Hasn't the Internet taught us that paying for things is for chumps? I'm ordering the 10-DVD, 38-episode set. 30 bucks; 25 if you don't need the cases. I did a web search and found them at vintagetvandmore.com. Now, THEY claim the series is PD. Public domain is SUCH a can-o-worms. A film is public domain, or it isn't, or it is but the MUSIC isn't. I just finished a documentary film and Golly, rights and royalties are SO open to interpretation. A recorded performance of classical music might be old enough to be PD but the musical work being performed might NOT be, even after 120 years. YARG!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jun 26, 2009 8:57pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

Here's something to make you grind your teeth: season 1 of Star Trek is P.D. BUT the music, costumes, set design, and character are still copyrighted owned by Paramount; reason, they still making MONEY off it and so they will not release it. BUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMER!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 27, 2009 12:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Men into Space

The theme music is copyright. But the other elements (set design, cahracters and costumes) are protected by trademarks. This is a roundabout way of prolonging (or reclaiming) copyright in works. Trademarks can be perpetual as long as the owner keeps using them and the US is one of the few countries that extends trademark protection to purely non-commercial uses. This effects fan created works, as well, even if they fall into the realm of parody.